Bellevue Ant Control

Getting Rid of an Ant Infestation

An ant infestation can drive almost anyone crazy, trying to clean up the problem, only to find they’re back a few hours later can cause frustration to just about anyone. Ants here in the Bellevue metro area are a very common occurrence, and although some homeowners and businesses may never experience an ant infestation, others can constantly be plagued by these little nuisance pests. 

United Pest Solutions has compiled this resource page for homeowners and businesses alike to educate and inform on how to best deal with whatever species of ant they’re dealing with. Because different species of ants can cause structural damage, United Pest Solutions recommends speaking with a knowledgeable pest control professional to determine the species of the ants and degree of infestation if you face these invaders.

How to Get Rid of Flying Ants

Believe us, we get it. Flying ants can be a nuisance, and there are several ways you can prevent their arrival and ensure their departure. 

Preventing Flying Ants

  • Seal Entry Points: Close gaps and cracks to keep flying ants out.
  • Maintain Cleanliness: Remove food sources that attract ants.
  • Outdoor Care: Dispose of ripe fruit and secure trash bins.

Natural Solutions to Get Rid of Flying Ants

  • Vinegar Mix: Wipe surfaces with a water-vinegar mix.
  • Essential Oils: Use cinnamon or peppermint oil to deter ants.
  • Diatomaceous Earth: Sprinkle this safe powder in affected areas.

What are the Signs You Have an Ant Infestation?

Signs of an ant infestation can vary depending on the species of ant and the severity of the infestation. 

Here are some common signs to look out for:

  1. Visible ants: Seeing ants indoors, especially in large numbers, is an obvious sign of an infestation. Look for trails of ants, particularly in areas where they might find food and water such as the kitchen or pantry.
  2. Ant nests: Ants often build nests in hidden or hard-to-reach places such as wall voids, under floors, or in attic spaces. Finding these nests can indicate a more established infestation.
  3. Trails: Ants often follow pheromone trails to and from their nest to a food source. You may notice these trails as lines of ants traveling along the same path, often leading from the nest to a food source.
  4. Frass or debris: Some ant species leave behind tiny piles of sawdust-like material called "frass" as they excavate nests or tunnels in wood. This can often be found near their nests or entry points into buildings.
  5. Damaged wood or structures: Carpenter ants, in particular, can cause damage to wooden structures as they excavate galleries for their nests. Look for signs of wood shavings or damage to wooden structures.
  6. Rustling sounds: In the case of a large infestation, you might hear rustling or crackling sounds coming from walls or ceilings as ants move around in their nests.
  7. Visible ant trails: Some ant species, like pharaoh ants, leave visible trails along walls or baseboards, which can indicate their nesting sites.
  8. Pungent odor: Certain ant species emit a strong, unpleasant odor when disturbed or threatened. If you notice a lingering, musty smell, it could be a sign of an ant infestation.
  9. Pet food or crumbs: Ants are attracted to food sources, so finding them near pet food bowls, crumbs, or spills can indicate an infestation.
  10. Dead ants: Finding dead ants indoors, especially in large numbers, can suggest an infestation. It might indicate that the colony is stressed or facing resource shortages.

If you notice any of these signs, it's essential to take action to address the ant infestation promptly to prevent it from worsening.

Professional Ant Control

For persistent issues, contact United Pest Solutions. Our experts will assess and eliminate the problem, ensuring a pest-free home in Bellevue, WA. 

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Nobody likes to hear they have a problem with ants invading their home or business, it’s one of those pests that are annoying, and to many downright disgusting. There are over 700 different identified species of ants in the United States*, however most will find comfort that most of these types of ants prefer the outdoors. 

United Pest Solutions has compiled an Ant Resource Center to help you not only identify what types of ants you’re dealing with, but help you get your problem under control. United Pest Solutions also provides expert solutions to help our customers keep their homes and businesses ant free. Give us a call if you decide you need help combating these invaders.

* Source – Pest World – Ants 101

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